Publish'd Jan.y 1. 1792 by Bull & Jeffryes Ludgate Hill London
Stipple engraving, 560 x 360mm. 22 x 14".
Elizabeth (née Farren, 1759-1829), actress and Countess of Derby. She performed most frequently at the Drury Lane and Haymarket theatres following her London debut in 1777. Thomas Lawrence's portrait (from which this engraving was made) was exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1790 with the catalogue description 'Portrait of an Actress', to which Farren took exception. The portrait is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1797 she married Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, by whom she had a son and two daughters.
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